Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
This is definitely easier said that done. As people we are constantly aware of what others are thinking about us. I like to think that I am aware that other people may be judging me, but that it doesn't bother me nor does it make me act differently, but I know that it does. I want people to like me and I want them to respect me. I think, though, as I've gotten older I have gotten more comfortable with myself. Korea definitely helped me with that. I think that it was while I was in Korea that I felt the most liked and as a result, that has given me more confidence. I have never been low on confidence. And when I am frightened or challenged, I usually puff up and act more confidently than I am actually feeling. I am an unusual person, I guess.
I guess that I don't really feel insightful today, so I am going to keep it short and end with another quote.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.